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Police Seek 17-Year-Old Stearns County Runaway

Authorities are seeking the public’s help finding a 17-year-old presumed runaway who was last seen a week and a half ago. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that Brianna Jenny Hoppe left her home in rural Stearns County the evening of Saturday, July 18.

07/29/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Horses Stolen In Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two horses from a farm in Lynden Township. The owners say the horses were last seen one week ago on their property.

07/17/2015

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Invasive Zebra Mussels Infest 2 More Minnesota Lakes

Officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in two more Minnesota lakes and added the Red River to the state’s official list of waters infested with the aquatic invaders.

07/17/2015

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Car Crashes Into Cow In Paynesville

Two teenage girls are recovering after their car crashed into a cow in Paynesville late Wednesday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, at 11:58 p.m. officers received a call of a crash involving a car and a cow on County Road 33 just south of County Road 16 in Zion Township.

07/02/2015

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Teen Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In St. Cloud

Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old with second degree murder Monday in connection to a stabbing in St. Cloud last week.

06/29/2015

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Teen Injured When Semi-Truck Hits Tractor In Stearns Co.

A 13-year-old boy was injured Tuesday night when the tractor he was driving collided with a semi-truck. According to the accident report, at 10:32 p.m. police responded to a two vehicle accident on Highway 23 and County Road 10 in Roscoe, just west of Cold Spring.

06/24/2015

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Some Farmers Restocking After Bird Flu Outbreak

We’re seeing a new phase in the bird flu outbreak that has led to the deaths of millions of turkeys in Minnesota. A small number of affected farmers are now restocking.

06/11/2015

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Stearns County Farm To Become 2nd In Minnesota To Restock

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says one of the first farms in Stearns County to be hit by the Midwest bird flu outbreak is set to restock with turkeys in the coming days. It’ll be the second Minnesota poultry farm to resume production.

06/10/2015

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Sheriff: Man On Bike Assaulted In Stearns County

Police in Stearns County are asking for the public’s help finding a man who they say assaulted another man Friday morning. According to the sheriff’s office, the assault happened after 9 a.m. near County Road 9 and Meeker-Stearns Street near Eden Valley, Minnesota.

06/05/2015

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2 Injured After Driver Fell Asleep At Wheel In Stearns Co.

Two people were injured after a driver fell asleep at the wheel in Stearns County Tuesday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:26 p.m. police responded to a call of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 17, just east of Sunset Beach Road in Millwood Township.

05/20/2015

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Man, 92, Not Wearing Seat Belt Killed In 2-Car Crash

A 92-year-old man has died after a two-vehicle car accident in Stearns County Thursday afternoon.

According to the St. Cloud Police Department, Alvin Val Hennen, of St. Cloud, was struck when he entered an intersection during a red light.

05/08/2015

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Stearns Co. Fire Leaves House In Ruins

A house in Stearns County is a total loss after a fire Saturday afternoon. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, authorities arrived on scene at about 1:30 p.m. at a house two miles north of Cold Spring.

05/02/2015

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Bird Flu Hits 13 More Minnesota Farms With Over 430K Turkeys

The number of Minnesota farms hit by bird flu outbreaks has taken a big jump — 13 new farms with over 430,000 turkeys. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said in an update Wednesday evening that the farms with newly confirmed H5N2 infections are all in counties where other farms had been affected earlier.

04/22/2015

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St. Anthony Family Escapes House Fire Unharmed

Officials in central Minnesota say a St. Anthony family with three children was able to escape a house fire unharmed early Sunday morning.

04/19/2015

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Minnesota Confirms 4 New Cases Of H5N2 Bird Flu

Minnesota officials have confirmed four more cases of a bird flu strain that’s cost the state’s turkey producers over 1.6 million birds. The affected farms include one in Roseau County, the northernmost detection of the H5N2 virus in Minnesota so far.

04/16/2015

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Bird Flu Confirmed At 4 More Minnesota Turkey Farms

State and federal authorities have confirmed outbreaks of a deadly form of bird flu at four more turkey farms in Minnesota, raising the number of farms affected in the state to 13. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the new cases are in Cottonwood, Lyon, Watonwan and Stearns counties.

04/10/2015

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Charges: St. Cloud Man Stomped On Roommate’s Head

A 28-year-old St. Cloud man faces a second-degree attempted murder charge after an alleged brutal attack on his roommate. The Stearns County Attorney’s office says Soloman Edward Roundtree was involved in a fight Tuesday morning at a residence on the 300 block of 37th Avenue North.

04/09/2015

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Bird Flu Appears At 5th Minnesota Turkey Farm

Another Minnesota turkey farm is dealing with an outbreak of the bird flu.

State officials confirm a farm in Stearns County found the H5N2 strain of avian influenza, making it the fifth commercial turkey grower to be hit with the virus.

04/03/2015

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Deadly Bird Flu Shows Up On 5th Minnesota Farm

Officials say a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has been confirmed on a fifth turkey farm in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 strain in a flock of 71,000 turkeys in Stearns County.

04/02/2015

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Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase Security

Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.

03/30/2015

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3rd Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit By Bird Flu Outbreak

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.

03/28/2015

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Warrant Still Out In Stearns Co. For Ex-Three 6 Mafia Rapper

A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.

03/20/2015

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Sheriff: St. Stephen Homeowner Punched, Tied Up In Home Robbery

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home robbery and assault Monday morning. At 9:47 a.m. Monday, a St. Stephen resident reported the home robbery to the sheriff’s office.

03/16/2015

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Handcuffed Teen Escapes Custody Before St. Cloud Court Appearance

A 14-year-old juvenile offender is on the loose and handcuffed after escaping before a hearing at the Stearns County Courthouse Wednesday morning. St. Cloud police say the teen fled northbound on foot from the intersection of 7th Avenue North and 2nd Street North just before 10 a.m.

03/11/2015

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Calf On The Loose In Stearns County

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department is chasing down a calf, and that’s no bull. On Monday night, the sheriff’s department said that they received a number of calls about a red angus calf that was running loose along Highway 71.

03/03/2015

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